Happy Father’s Day 2016

When it comes to portrait photography, sometimes the dads are a little . . . hesitant. Sometimes they think they’ll be done before the kids are. Sometimes they don’t like getting their good pants wet, and sometimes they are just doing it because their wife promised them a nice dinner after.

But mostly not. There’s something about the beach, in particular, that brings out the best in a dad – sometimes even against their will.  Looking back at this last year’s sessions, it is so much fun to see the many ways dads connect with their kids.  Happy Father’s Day to the new dads and experienced dads, young dads and older dads, dads to newly-adopted kiddos and newborns and special needs kids and toddlers and teens . . . and to the wonderful grandfathers out there, too.  May your day be filled with happy memories like these.

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And to these dads who are especially special to me. 🙂

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Coronado Beach Photography | Hotel del Coronado

This family was most interested in getting one-year-old photos of their youngest, but all three children were so beautiful and cooperative and fun to photograph! That evening I got a crash-course (or should I say “splash-course”?) in the new Coronado shoreline, which got rearranged a bit because of El Nino. It’s all about dodging the waves, and this family got pretty wet as a result. There are some pretty fun outtakes from this session. They were GREAT sports, though, and we all love the results! Check out the last photos of their adorable, sandy little girl.San Diego Photographer
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Coronado Family Photography | Hotel del Coronado

Back in January, the El Niño rains swept away a lot of the sand from Coronado beach, and my favorite lifeguard tower is hidden for safe-keeping until the sand comes back.  In the meantime, the Sandcastle Man is making good use of the remaining sand, creating these gorgeous castles day after day.  This Ohio family was visiting in Solana Beach but traveled down to Coronado for their mom’s birthday photo session.  I was glad this castle was there to create a fun backdrop (and some shade!) on a bright February day.  The family was equally fun!  We had a blast!

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Coronado Family Photography | Hotel del Coronado

This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the T family from Arizona, and both sessions took place on beautiful Coronado beach. Weather conditions were completely different, though, so each session has its own distinct look. That’s what I enjoy most about beach photography . . . even with the same location, each session is all its own, depending on the weather, tides, and of course the subjects! Check out the blog from last time, and you’ll see how these boys have grown. Zachary is continuing to thrive, overcoming his congenital heart issues and doing all the fun stuff boys are supposed to do . . . like run around in the sand and splash in the waves.

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